Trimble has entered into a strategic alliance with Frank Gehry to
transform the construction industry by further connecting the office to on-site
construction technologies. Trimble’s acquisition of Gehry Technologies, Frank
Gehry’s software and consulting services business is part of the agreement.
The partnership combines deep Architecture, Engineering and Construction
(AEC) industry experience with advanced construction technology to empower
visionary designers such as Gehry Partners to build groundbreaking projects on
time, under budget and without change orders, enabling designers, builders and
operators to collaborate more efficiently.
Frank Gehry sees in Trimble, a partner with like-minded ambitions and
goals to create efficiencies in the AEC industry that allow the creativity of
the architectural profession to flourish and deliver value-added creative
Observing that Frank’s unique architectural vision has always challenged
the conventional, Trimble President and CEO Steven W. Berglund comments that
Gehry Technologies has been key in allowing Frank to realise the potential of
his designs without compromising on cost or schedule. The shared commitment and
combined capabilities of the two companies will accelerate the adoption of
technology in this trillion-dollar industry with resulting breakout benefits.
Based in Los Angeles, California, Gehry Technologies is an AEC technology
company that provides design and project management solutions, consulting
services and project collaboration software tools. Gehry Technologies solutions
include GTeam software, a web-based 3D file management and project
collaboration platform, building information modelling (BIM) technology as well
as advanced project delivery services for leading owners, architects,
engineers, builders, fabricators and industry professionals worldwide.
Gehry Technologies’ solutions allow customers of all sizes to communicate
more effectively, improve design and construction quality, and accelerate
project cycle times. With a globally distributed team of architects, engineers,
builders and computer scientists, the company delivers solutions that define
and optimise project delivery processes and tools, enabling creative
architecture with integrated engineering, high-precision fabrication and
assembly, and improved risk management.
The combination of Gehry Technologies’ solutions and professional
services with Trimble’s broad technology portfolio in positioning, BIM,
analytics and visualisation, automated machine guidance and real-time
telematics accelerates total lifecycle solutions that will allow architects,
engineers, contractors and owners to access data captured during the building
planning, design, construction and renovation phases, providing deeper insight,
better operating decisions and better asset performance.